Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

    Improve Your Writing

  • Boost your vocabulary
  • See words in the context of real sentences
  • Learn by association and by definition
  • Master a new lexicon!

Get Started Below

Vocabulary Word

Word: tumid

Definition: (of a part of the body) swollen; distended; bombastic; pompous


Sentences Containing 'tumid'

The shell has up to 12 Whorls, 3 or 4 belonging to the protoconch, but these, which are a little tumid, are often broken off.
``So high as heaved the tumid hills, so low Down sunk a hollow bottom broad and deep, Capacious bed of waters.''

More Vocab Words

::: severity - harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense
::: magnitude - greatness (in size or extent); extent
::: forsake - desert; abandon; renounce
::: incoherent - unintelligible; muddled; unable to express one's thoughts in an orderly manner; illogical; lacking cohesion; not coherent
::: mundane - worldly as opposed to spiritual; everyday; of the ordinary; Ex. mundane existence; CF. world
::: omnivorous - eating both plant and animal food; devouring everything
::: surrogate - substitute; person or thing used in place of another; Ex. surrogate mother; ADJ.
::: pinnacle - peak; highest point; acme; Ex. pinnacle of fame
::: iridescent - exhibiting rainbowlike colors; Ex. iridescent oil slick; N. iridescence
::: garrulous - loquacious; wordy; talkative; N. garrulity